|Organisations that assist employee volunteering programmes|
Two main organisations in South Africa, Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAF SA) and The Volunteer Centre, provide structured programmes to support and promote employee volunteering. Full details of their different programmes are provided.
Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAF SA)Contact: Ms Manon Ellis Williams
Tel: 011 726 1148
Fax: 011 726 3877
Address: 34 Second Ave, Melville, Johannesburg 2109
CAF SA is a registered NPO, which strives to increase the flow of funds to the non-profit sector in Southern Africa by bringing businesses and NPOs together in productive partnerships. It is part of an international Charities Aid Foundation network.
CAF SA achieves its mission through:
Many individuals within different companies are already giving money and time to the causes they believe in. CAF SA helps companies take a more structured approach to ‘employee giving’ and CSI by developing programmes that bring these together. Involving and supporting staff in community projects brings widespread benefits not only to the community but to the company and its employees as well.
CAF SA promotes an annual Employee Volunteer Week (the first was held in South Africa from 5 - 11 March 2005). Companies are encouraged to plan specific community initiatives during Volunteer Week and involve their employees. This could be a lunch hour spent delivering food parcels or a whole day spent helping to renovate an orphanage. It is hoped that these initial projects will grow into long-term, fruitful relationships between companies, employees and NPOs.
Companies wishing to participate in a volunteer programme or to get involved in Volunteer Week, and NPOs wanting to use volunteers effectively should contact Manon Ellis Williams on 011 726 1148 or firstname.lastname@example.org An Employee Volunteer Week Toolkit, which contains detailed advice on how to get started and project ideas, can be downloaded from the CAF SA website.
The Volunteer Centre
Contact person: Deline van Boon
Tel: 021 674 5338
Fax: 021 674 5367Email: email@example.com
Address: Volunteer Centre, 124 Belverdere Road, Claremont, Cape Town 7708